Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure

Course #HF07312014

Total Course Available CE Credits: 14.0 (all modules)

Course Director:

Suzanne J. Wingate, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA
Gaithersburg, Md.
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN)

Description: Heart failure is the most rapidly growing clinical cardiac condition in the United States, currently affecting 2 percent of the population. And while the name of the clinical syndrome—in which the heart has difficulty ejecting or being filled with blood—sounds dire, it can be a long-term condition that patients can slow the progression of with the proper treatment and lifestyle changes. This course covers the pathology of HF, the best practices for diagnosing it, and the most effective pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments for the disease. It also details how case managers and transdisciplinary team members can coordinate their roles to best serve HF patients, while making their healthcare organization more efficient.

Business goals:
» Improve cost controls and quality of care procedures by 20 percent
» Reduce HF re-admissions by 20 percent

Course Modules

Module A: Prevalence and Pathophysiology

Module B: Assessment & Value-Based Care Coordination

Module C: Pharmaceutical Treatments and Interventions

Module D: Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments and Interventions

Module E: Behavioral Modification & Patient Education

Module F: Self Care & Adherence Strategies

Module G: Transdisciplinary Team Care